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The Carlton

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500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502 (5th)
+1 412-391-4152
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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336 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For less than $50 including the wine pairing to accompany the three course, three choice special you couldn't go Wrong. Warm welcome, professional service, outstanding wine selection at minimal markup, it's always a quality dining experience . The consistency is what keeps this venerated place always worth a visit.

Thank Sweetwater
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of enjoyed dinner prior to the Pens game. Food and service were excellent. The menu and wine list are broad and diverse.

Thank Johnsotr
Hershey, Pennsylvania, Usa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

There is a group of four of us and we visit Pittsburgh at least once a year for the Vintage Grand Prix. This year, we made a second stop for the Steelers v Giants game. Our reservation was at 7:30-the Penguins game started at 7:00. The City was busy so we got there at about 7:10 and enjoyed a drink... More 

Thank Kreisch2
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Searching Trip Advisor for an upscale restaurant while in Pittsburgh, I came upon the listing for the Carlton. A short Uber ride from our hotel brought us to the BNY Mellon Center on Grant Street. The atmosphere whispers “exclusive.” The décor is elegant but not over-done. The service is prompt, precise, and old worldly – all good! The extensive wine... More 

Thank theredwiner
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My buddies and I were here for dinner before the pens game we had the BBQ shrimp and the prime rib flat bread for apps they were both great two of us had the steak dinner both outstanding one had the lobster ravioli and the other had a burger all the food was excellent the reason I did not give... More 

1 Thank MPK440
Batavia, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Outstanding dining experience. Located downtown in the Mellan Bank Building Atmosphere conducive for business discussions while dining (tables far enough away) as well as any special occasion. Over 600 wines to choose from, good selection of entrees, excellent quality food, very good service, management made sure you were well satisfied, server was excellent. Great overall dining experience, business casual attire.... More 

Thank William C
Fort Myers
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224 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I Used to go to this restaurant when I lived in Pittsburgh years ago. It was always a treat. Well what a disappointment! I had the duck pasta and the duck was so tough, I couldn't even chew it. The sea bass got passable marks, though nothing stellar. I also thought the wine by the glass was not good. they... More 

Thank sendmehome
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181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

the Carlton has been our favorite for a long time. I often rave about the food, the service. but last night was over the top. excellent food, service and wow as to the sommelier. we had brought in our own unique (or so I thought) bottle of wine. it was my last bottle, but we wanted to share with our... More 

Thank NLtravels
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Finest entrée, wine, desserts, service, and overall dining experience. Take someone here that you want impress or want to be pampered. We've been going to this restaurant for years and it is a Dirona award-winning restaurant for a reason. Highly recommended.

Thank Sun X
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints and my recent trip there was no exception. We had business group of 12 and they set us up in a quiet location that was conducive to easy discussions. The food was prepared perfectly and delivered by very knowledgable, seasoned staff. When I can't make a mistake at a business dinner, I always choose the Carlton.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Grant St, BNY Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2502
  • Public Transportation: T-Stop & bus stop
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-391-4152
Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance of the Convention Center & four major downtown hotels. A Pittsburgh favorite for over 20 years. Recipient of the Wine Spectator of Excellence 1995-2006 and The Dirona Award 2000 - 2006 (Distinguished Restaurants of North American). The Carlton has a spectacular cuisine, complimented with an extensive wine list served by polished waiters in a beautiful atmosphere. Pittsburghers know the value of the Carlton making it the spot for business meetings to celebrations.

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